You may have been reading along with my Polar Loop 2 updates. I have been wearing my fitness tracker for three months now, so I feel I’m in a position to comment on how effective it is and how it works for me. And it seems that the truth is that the Polar Loop 2 makes me move.
I talked about our initial thoughts on it and its key features in my post Introducing the Polar Loop 2 and a lot of that has been borne out as time has gone on and we’ve got used to wearing them.
As I mentioned in my recent post, I had thought that I’d fallen back on using it as more of a watch than an activity tracker. A nice looking watch, but hardly serving its real purpose. I was wrong, as somehow the Polar Loop 2 has sneaked into my mind and has got me moving more. It tends to be the little things like making time for short walks, taking a longer way round to gain a few more steps and moving around more when I’m in the house.
For example, of an evening, the Husband and I will settle down and watch a movie or I’ll disappear into a book. We’ll always have a drink each, and the Husband pops his within his reach. Well, you would, wouldn’t you? It makes sense, so he suggested that I do the same as he watches me every single night leaving my drink on the mantelpiece and getting up and walking over to it every time I want a sip. But you know, it’s extra steps, isn’t it? It’s that extra movement that means that my wrist won’t vibrate and tell me that it’s time to get moving!
Both the Husband and I have these, so it has been good to get to grips with them together and test them individually to decide what we think of them.
On balance, the Husband also has a Polar Loop 2 and he hasn’t enjoyed it as much as I have, or seen the changes. The main reason for this, I feel, is that he does not wear his all of the time. You see he likes his watches, so wears different ones each day. I’d say that he does wear his Polar for the majority of the working week, though not necessarily every day, and rarely of a weekend as that’s when he’ll want to wear his other watches. I think to really benefit from using these, you need to be in the habit of always wearing them, though he says he does like checking on his sleep (thanks to our son, it’s rarely good!).
Since wearing mine, I have lost half a stone. Now this isn’t solely down to my Polar Loop 2, it has been healthy eating, too, but I think having the activity tracker gets you into the right mindset for being more healthy and supports weight loss in this way.
I’ve come to the end of trialling and sharing this with you, but I know that I’ll continue to wear it every day, which I think says a lot about how much I’ve come to enjoy using it and feel the benefits.
If a Polar Loop 2 appeals to you, I am running a competition at the moment for you to win one, so don’t miss it!
Disclosure: We were supplied Polar Loop 2’s FOC for the purposes of these posts, though all words and opinions remain my own